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  • Visitors browse through books at a stall in Ekushey Book Fair at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan on Monday, the third day of the fair. — New Age photo


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Visitors complain about lack of toilet facilities at book fair

Visitors browse through books at a stall in Ekushey Book Fair at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan on Monday, the third day of the fair. — New Age photo
Thin crowd and tight security marked the third day of Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Monday. The stall representatives were found wearing gloomy faces, waiting for the visitors to their stalls. Talking to New Age, they, however, expressed their hope for better... Full story

Solution to take time: US official

A senior U.S. advisor for Burma said here on Monday that Washington is actively engaged in dialogue with the Myanmar government on a number steps including on increasing security, starting development activities... Full story

CPB, SPB demand arrest of BCL men at RU

The Communist Party of Bangladesh and the Socialist Party of Bangladesh on Monday called on the government to arrest the armed activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League responsible for the attack on the students in Rajshahi University... Full story

Azad made BSS MD, chief editor

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad has been made managing director and chief editor of the state-run news agency, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Full story

RU journalists demand removal of RMP DC

The journalists of Rajshahi University on Monday formed a human chain demanding immediate withdrawal of the deputy police commissioner [east], Proloy Chisym, and suspension of four assistant proctors... Full story

Dry weather likely

Weather may remain dry with partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Moderate to thick fog may occur over the river basins and light to moderate fog may occur elsewhere over the country during midnight till... Full story

Delwar skips HC hearing

The High Court on Monday gave the government a week more to pay compensation to the Tazreen fire victims who had not been awarded damages. A bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain passed... Full story

Jamaat leader killed in police chase in capital

A local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami was killed during a clash with police at Kalsi Road under Pallabi police station in the city’s Mirpur on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Belal Hossain, ameer of Jamaat’s Darus Salam... Full story

In 1971, ICS grabbed, renamed Mahamaya Hotel: witness

Prosecution witness Nasiruddin Chowdhury said Monday that in 1971 the members of Islami Chattra Sangha, the then student wing of Jamaat, had grabbed Mohamaya Hotel, owned by a Hindu in Chittagong and renamed... Full story

SUST serves show-cause notice on 14 Shibir men

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology administration on Sunday served show-cause notices on 14 students, who are leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, asking them to explain why they would not be expelled... Full story

Migratory birds increase this year

The number of migratory birds flying to the country has increased this year despite continuous destruction of wetlands, said bird experts. A team of bird experts and environmentalists last month conducted a census of migratory birds... Full story

BGB, BSF meet at Benapole

A sector commander level meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh and Indian Border Security Force BSF was held at Benapole on Monday. Colonel Nurul Huda, BGB Khulna sector commander, led the seven-member... Full story

5 secretaries changed

In a reshuffle in the administration, five secretaries have been transferred and given new postings. The public administration ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Monday. Full story

Journalist Mantu Das dies

Faridpur correspondent of Bangladesh Television Mantu Ranjan Das Gopi died of cardiac arrest at Faridpur Heart Foundation Hospital early Monday at the age of 61. Mantu Das fell sick and was rushed to the hospital where he... Full story

IGP asked to hand over Sonali Bank heist probe to RAB

The High Court on Monday directed the home secretary and the inspector general of police to hand over the probe into the sensational Sonali Bank heist to the Rapid Action Battalion in 48 hours. Full story

Flyover brings no relief from jams at Gulistan, Jatrabari

The much trumpeted Hanif Flyover brought little relief from traffic jams at the busy Gulistan and Jatrabari intersections as most drivers avoid using it due to exorbitant toll rates. The hopes that the flyover built at high cost... Full story

5 indicted in Himu murder case

A Chittagong court on Monday indicted five people in the Himadri Majumder Himu murder case. Himadri Himu, an A-Level student of Summerfield School and College of Chittagong, died on May 23, 2012 after being assaulted and pushed off a... Full story

Cabinet sends back draft for scrutiny

The cabinet on Monday sent back the draft of the Informal Education Bill, 2014 to the ministry concerned for further scrutiny. The primary and mass education ministry had placed the draft bill for final approval... Full story

Prosecution makes arguments in part

A Dhaka court on Sunday adjourned the hearing of arguments in the cases on 2001 Ramna Batamul blasts till Thursday as the prosecution, after making arguments in part, sought time. Additional metropolitan... Full story

DLA demands early elections

Democratic Left Alliance, a combine of the eight left leaning political parties, on Monday demanded early general elections dissolving the 10th parliament. The alliance coordinator, Abdus Satter, at a press... Full story

Saraswati Puja today

Saraswati Puja will be celebrated throughout the country today with traditional gaiety, religious fervour and spirit of pursuit of art and knowledge. The Hindus worship Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture, on... Full story

DU evening MBA intake test Mar 7

Application forms for Dhaka University evening MBA admission test will be available from Sonali Bank branch on the campus. The admission test for evening MBA programme under Business Studies Faculty of Dhaka... Full story

Woman ‘commits’ suicide in Comilla

A woman allegedly committed suicide jumping off the roof of a building in Old Mowlovipara area of Sadar upazila Saturday night. The victim was Asha Begum, 30, wife of Khokon Mian. Comilla Kotwali police officer-in-charge... Full story

Unidentified young man found dead in Tongi

The police recovered the body of an unidentified young man from the River Turag in Kathaldia area of Tongi on Monday. Tongi police officer-in-charge Md Ismail Hossain said the man drowned on Sunday while taking a bath in... Full story

Gold seized at Ctg airport

Customs officials seized 15 gold bars, weighing 1.75 kg, at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong on Sunday. Airport customs assistant commissioner Mashiur Rahman Mondal said they found five gold bars in... Full story

52 held while going to Malaysia illegally

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion arrested 52 people at Sonapara beach on the Marine Drive Road under Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar Sunday night. They were set to go to Malaysia by two trawlers illegally. Full story

Juba Dal leader killed in Jamalpur

A Juba Dal leader was allegedly killed by the activists of Awami League in Sarishabari upazila on Sunday night. The victim was Sujan Kha, 30, son of Chan Kha from Bhatara area. Locals said leaders and activists of Awami League... Full story

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